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Science  09 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5754, pp. 1620
DOI: 10.1126/science.1119705

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The Pendulum. A Case Study in Physics. By Gregory L. Baker and James A. Blackburn. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005. 300 pp. $89.50, £45. ISBN 0-19-856754-5.

Offering the pendulum as a case study of a physical system, the authors examine it from the perspectives of elementary and advanced classical physics, chaos dynamics, and quantum mechanics.